Apr 3, 2014, 3:58 PM EDT
“Big Hoss” is truly the biggest in the world. And don’t just take Texas Motor Speedway’s word for it.
The Guinness Book of World Records will certify TMS’s huge new video screen as the largest high-definition LED video board in the world prior to Sunday’s Duck Commander 500 Sprint Cup race.
Guinness Book of World Records adjudicator Philip Robertson will hand TMS president Eddie Gossage an official certificate indicating Big Hoss truly is the biggest hoss there is.
“The saying is, ‘Everything is bigger in Texas,’ but we’re going to have to change that to, ‘biggest,'” Gossage said in a press release. “The Guinness Book of World Records is an institution and they have deemed ‘Big Hoss TV’ to be the biggest in the world without any qualifiers. It is the ultimate fan amenity. Our fans deserve the best and there isn’t a stadium or an arena anywhere in the world that can top this screen.”
Built in less than four months, Big Hoss TV is due to officially be turned on and then certified at 12:15 pm CT, approximately two hours before the start of the race.
Located on the TMS backstretch, the 108-ton Big Hoss measures 20,633.64 square feet (about a half-acre), roughly 218 feet wide and 125 feet tall (including support structure).
By becoming Guinness-certified, TMS’s Big Hoss knocks the video board of fellow Speedway Motorsports Inc. track, Charlotte Motor Speedway, from biggest to second biggest (maybe they should now call CMS’s board “Little Hoss”).
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